The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat (also known as the Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed) (1555), Kremlin, Moscow, Russia.
In 1552, on the eve of the feast of the Intercession, or the Protecting Veil of the Holy Virgin, the Russian army took the capital of the Kazan Khanate; in 1555, to commemorate this event, construction of a cathedral was begun. History preserved the names of the Russian master builders who created this architectural masterpiece – Postnik and Barma. Eight churches are grouped around the ninth, central church. Each is unique, yet they are united in perfect harmony by a single artistic idea. In 1588 a tenth church was added to the cathedral - that of St. Basil the Blessed. Thus it became 10-domed and acquired its second popular name, the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed.
In 1812 the cathedral was ransacked by Napoleon’s troops, who were also planning to blow it up, but had no time to do so.